This might be a weird question but I hope you have an answer.

Are the U.S. domestic flights have restriction in carrying raw meat (such as ground beef, boneless chicken) in the cabin? I mean, is raw meat considered to be prohibited to carry it in?

  • How would you transport it so it doesn't spoil?
    – Karlson
    Sep 4, 2015 at 2:45
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    @Karlson I keep it frozen in a small foam box.
    – MEhsan
    Sep 4, 2015 at 2:54
  • This really isn't that weird -- just imagine someone coming back from an Alaskan hunting trip with a foam cooler full o' elk or w/e on ice. :) Sep 8, 2015 at 17:53

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This actually may not be an TSA policy but an airline one. An article in AZ central suggests that not all airline allow frozen meats in carry-ons so you may need to check with the airline that they do.

The same article also suggests possible packing tips for transporting the frozen meats as well.

Personally I would suggest having your meat vacuum packed before freezing it.

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